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and california, those are the states where taxpayers have the highest its myselfed deductions, martha. martha: we hear that the president weighed in on the fiscal cliff issue on his trip to thailand and cambodia. what did he say? >> during a joint press conference with the prime minister he asked for devine guidance. >> i believe in prayer when i go to church back home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well i'm going to take whatever good vibes i can give me to deal with challenging back home. >> wall street hopes the prayers are answered. us companies are pulling back on investment at the fat et cetera rate since the degrees. martha: at the bottom of the hour we will be joined by the man whose job it is to keep track of the gop votes in the house and if necessary keep republicans in line. can he do that? house majority whip kevin mccarthy will be here in "america's newsroom" to talk fiscal cliff with us. we'll ask him about the likelihood of higher taxes in the new year. bill: meanwhile oversees new developments on libya. congress launching an investigation into who changed cia talking points
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, were murdered. california congressman ed royce sits on the house foreign affairs committee. he chairs the house terrorism subcommittee. i know you will be heading in there in just a moment. thanks for taking a few minutes with us. the president offered almost no information yesterday in the news conference on benghazi. he refused to say if he issued an immediate order to help those under attack. are you disappointed that the president hasn't been more forthcoming? >> well, i think we're disappointed in several things. one, we had a team of 16 security personnel that were pulled out, that were pulled out of the theater before the attack. that was very unfortunate. second, the quick reaction force did not arrive in time to save our americans and every indication is that that was a delayed response. the third point of course is that to try to spin this after the attack, an attack that occurred on 9/11, to try to argue this was a protest against a video that spun out of control when we already had the evidence and indeed an al qaeda affiliate was claim
elaborate nativity scenes have decorated the city of santa monica, california. now that tradition is coming to an end after a judge upheld a ban on religious displays because of a conflict between atheists and christians. wadi natroudominique d-natali is live. >> the life size 40-booth displays were in palisades park in santa monica. they took objection to the christian mention and erected their own unholy ones. this week a u.s. district judge rejected a motion from the santa monica nativity scenes committee, a coalition of churches erecting the display stopping them from showing the nativity scene this year. the city of santa monica was constitutionally within its right to eliminate the exemption so the display could not go up some say. but they are saying also it is a war on christmas. >> if you keep caving to this mate speech, and i'm going to tall it that for the first time. hate speech also includes the hatred of the christmas message. and there is a war on christmas, and it's sad and disturbing that only half of this country understands that. >> reporter: william also compared the cit
. because we are getting a little ray of sunshine coming from california perhaps. this is a scene of utility trucks being loaded in california on military cargo planes and being brought to the new york area. so that is the kind of thing we need to see. we are, everybody in the area will be greatful for that help. there is talk there should be gasoline trucks like that, brought to alleviate some pressure on the gas situation in the area which would go a long way to ease tensions as well. so, great picture there, huh? bill: think about that. they were taking utility trucks from alabama and driving them in here pretomorrow. -- prestorm. after the storm therm coming from missouri and other states, a thousand plus miles away from new york and new jersey. put them on transport planes. gives you a sense of amount of need even today. martha: these are the most densely populated states in the country. i think new jersey is most densely populated state in the country. it is a small state with a lot of people in it. it is feeling pretty cloud crowded. bill: you have the election in four days. unemploym
crews from as far away as southern california are making the drive east to help with repairs here. >> we have a long history, proud history of helping other utilities as they have helped us when these kinds of natural disasters happen. bill: the outages from the storm peaked at 8.5 million customers. martha: and another hospital in new york city is now being evacuated, it could take weeks before it can reopen. millions of gallons of wer is the estimate that poured into the basement of bellevue hospital during this storm. it has been operating on back up generators but the flood damage is so bad that the hospital officials say they can't keep the build building powered for much longer. the national guard came in to help the patients out of the buildings. in some cases they were carrying people down 18 flights of stairs. >> the problem is that it's hard to bring food to the patients and get them going, to keep up with them. everything is just very slow. martha: so, so difficult. this has happened after the nearby nyulangone hospital was closed. bill: two little boys ripped from their mothe
. there are two other cases involved. let me tell you what those are. 9th case california's controversial proposition 8 when voters overturned the state court riling that allowed gays to marry. the 10th case comes from arizona where they are challenging a law state took away health benefits of domestic partners of state workers. it's possible that the court could take those up as well, bill but most think they will take a doma case up. we'll find out, maybe today, probably monday. bill: interesting. william la jeunesse, thank you. live in l.a. watching that story for us. martha? martha: in syria people are losing access now to the outside world as fighting continues between rebels and government troops. a paralyzing situation. we're live in the middle east. bill: also immigration, health care, two of the biggest stories and they're both happening in the state of arizona. governor jan brewer is here to defend some of her recent decisions live. we'll talk to her in a moment. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my me
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